Pecan Pear Torte Recipe
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Pecan Pear Torte Recipe

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This delicious pear cake is topped with butterscotch whipped cream, and it will be a showstopper when you present it to family or guests. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pear halves
  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2/3 cup butterscotch ice cream topping, divided
  • 2 cups chopped peeled ripe pears
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup pecan halves, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 545 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. Drain pears, reserving liquid. Puree pears in a blender; add enough reserved liquid to measure 1 cup.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, eggs,
  3. vanilla, chopped pecans and pear puree; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans.
  4. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, fold whipped topping into 1/3 cup butterscotch topping. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread with half of the filling. Toss pears with lemon juice; sprinkle half of pears over the filling. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons butterscotch topping. Repeat layers.
  6. Arrange pecan halves on top of cake. Drizzle with remaining butterscotch topping. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor’s Note: Butterscotch topping should be at room temperature.
Originally published as Pecan Pear Torte in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p54

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mjcmcook 155108
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"I will "Make&Taste" this delicious recipe at Holiday Time~"

tkarinas 173498
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"This recipe, when made, is absolutely delicious and my family loves it. I am keeping this recipe and will definitely make it again."

theforce22 171924
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"This is fabulous, especially if you let it sit in the fridge for awhile. It was even better the next day. I'm usually a chocolate person, but this is well worth a try. Yummy!"

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